A while ago we have told you that HTC announced that it will not update its HTC One X device past Android 4.2. and we have all accepted that. It’s not like having any other choice! Meanwhile, let’s enjoy this latest Android 4.2.2 version as much as possible, especially now that the AT&T HTC One variant is also ready to receive it sooner than you might be expecting. So, we must inform you that this update has just passed Technical Approval with the carrier and is expected to roll out starting no later than Wednesday, January 29th.
As you can see, AT&T HTC One X is ready to take its last major platform version jump a week later after the HTC One X+AT&T version did the same. But don’t leave aside that the update will start rolling out in waves, which means that you must have some patience until it hits your smartphone. Or, you can simply try to pull it out of your device by going to Settings > Software Update > Check for Updates.
And then we’ll be talking about a full set of new features and improvements including an updated camera interface, a Battery Percentage Notification that lets you know all about the battery life left on your handset, a new recent apps list, a new lock screen that removes the ring, different notifications bar and quick settings, Auto Exposure and Auto Focus lock on the camera, and more.
This Android 4.2.2 update won’t be arriving alone, but accompanied by the more recent Sense 5+ UI as well, so we can expect even more features such as BlinkFeed and Video Highlights that are currently found on the original HTC One. And the best part is that the Sense 5.5 version is not the last one that you’ll enjoy, but it will be properly updated in the future!
So, we must admit that it’s good to see this AT&T HTC One X finally getting off of Android 4.1, even if that comes with the assurance that it will be the last Android update the phone will ever receive.